National Science Foundation Final Report on The Second Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum Workshop
Wireless systems have proven to be significant productivity enablers in almost every sector of the national economy. Emerging applications such as the Internet of Things, wireless healthcare, and mobile cloud computing are powered by ubiquitous wireless Internet connectivity and fueled by user demands for increased mobility. However, these applications will place greater demands on precious spectrum resources.
To ensure the continuation of these benefits to society, new technologies and policies need to be adopted to enable more flexible and efficient access to the wireless spectrum. The Second Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) Workshop brought together experts from the wireless community including academic researchers, industry professionals, and policy makers to address future barriers to ubiquitous shared spectrum access. The workshop focused on discussion of near- and long-term obstacles to shared spectrum access, recent research discoveries that can enable improved spectrum sharing between wireless devices, and identifying future goals that will ensure wireless technologies continue to enable national productivity and facilitate economic and societal progress.